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Gentleman Jack

A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist
Narrated by: Heather Peace
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack.

Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home. Anne Lister was a Regency landowner, an intrepid world traveller...and an unabashed lover of other women.  

In this bold new biography, prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before: a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others far ahead of it. 

Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploiting the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre. 

She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity, all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true love. Anne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series Gentleman Jack.

©2019 Angela Steidele (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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gentlemen jack

loved it
saw the series
tried not to compare
can be difficult at times
loved the narrator
overall enjoyed

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Excellent presentation

Heather Peace is sublime as a narrator.
I didn’t recognise her voice most of the time.
Subtle changes in tone. Well done

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Not as expected

Was expecting a first person narrative in accordance with someone writing the diary, not the sometimes tedious details of what was written over the years of her life.

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struggled to finish . found it boring but was read well don't think I'd recommend but each to there own

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  • Melanie A. Scott
  • 19-09-19

A must read but not in a good way.

Not as bad as I'd anticipated and it would have given it a pass has she avoided the self contradictory analysis in the epilogue.

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